Core Concept: Networks and the Internet
 
 Survey Title:Computer Science Standards Development - Public Survey
 
 Survey Properties:
 
 Total Respondents:1401
 Responses By Question Analysis:
 

 
   Demographic Information
 
 2.  County
  Response Total Response Percent
Apache Response equal to 1 3 1%
Cochise Response equal to 3 11 3%
Coconino Response equal to 2 8 2%
Gila Response equal to 0 2 0%
Graham Response equal to 0 2 0%
Greenlee Visual spacer 0 0%
La Paz Visual spacer 0 0%
Maricopa Response equal to 65 269 65%
Mohave Response equal to 1 3 1%
Navajo Response equal to 2 10 2%
Pima Response equal to 16 65 16%
Pinal Response equal to 3 12 3%
Santa Cruz Response equal to 2 7 2%
Yavapai Response equal to 1 6 1%
Yuma Response equal to 3 11 3%
Out of State Response equal to 2 7 2%
Total Respondents  416 100%
 
 3.  Visitor Role
  Response Total Response Percent
K-12 Teacher Response equal to 65 269 65%
K-12 Administrator Response equal to 8 35 8%
K-12 Parent/Guardian Response equal to 5 19 5%
K-12 Student Visual spacer 0 0%
Higher Education Response equal to 6 26 6%
Retired Educator Response equal to 2 10 2%
Business Representative Response equal to 3 12 3%
Community Member Response equal to 4 18 4%
Elected Official Response equal to 0 1 0%
Media Response equal to 0 1 0%
Other Response equal to 6 25 6%
Total Respondents  416 100%
 
 4.  How important is it to develop standards for Networks and the Internet? Standards for Networks and the Internet would include developing an understanding of network communication and organization and cybersecurity.
Response TotalResponse Percent
Very Important 18955%
Important 13439%
Unimportant 196%
Very Unimportant 31%
Total Respondents345
(skipped this question) 1056
 5.  Please add any comments about developing standards for Networks and the Internet.
1.Cybersecurity will always be a threat, so this is absolutely necessary. However, as a core concept this one is less impactful in my opinion than the others have the potential to be.
2.Understanding which processes, inputs, and outputs would allow students to see how networks work and are developed. In addition, students would have a better understanding of how important information is stored and transmitted and the risks that exist when working with secured verses unsecured networks.
3.This is a no-brainer--think Equifax...
4.Cybersecurity and internet identity safety are huge issues and our students need to be aware of the issues at stake and safe practices.
5.Technology is here to stay and students need to know how to use it for things other than social media and games.
6.Elementary students should be taught internet safety skills, but do not need a complete understanding of networks.
7.migration to IPv6 needs to be included.
8.while important, this is a bit more of a specialized area, that, while valuable, will only be necessary for a select few. some basic understanding of computer networking is valuable for all, but should be limited in scope
9.Teaching a global understanding of the cyberspace and structure of protecting and disseminating information through the internet.
10.Students need to have basic understanding of the power of the computer and the responsibility associated with it.
11.none
12.This is not applicable to elementary age students.
13.Once again students need to know how to navigate the networks safely.
14.They should understand the way systems work and the threats that are out there.
15.Not as important as other subjects. This, too, should be offered at the elective level for those students who are very interested in computing.
16.Students at an elementary level probably need some quick introduction but the majority of the standards should be at a secondary level.
17.This is a specific community concern that seems to be getting worse with technology developments.
18.Network communications and the Internet of Things (ioT) are core operational components of most companies. Children very young are using the Internet. They should understand how systems work, be able to champion Internet functions and applications and understand how the world is interconnected. This will build the base of global understanding.
19.I do think this important, particularly cybersecurity. Networking and the Internet will be somewhat advanced, though there are good examples of teaching it by metaphor.
20.Students should understand enough about networks and the Internet to keep themselves and their data safe. In the past, I would hope that they would also know enough to be able to do troubleshooting of network problems so that they could work independently in a networked computing environment. Networking is usually much simpler these days, but students still need to understand what we mean by data being transmitted in plaintext (for example) and the potential risks of opening unfamiliar applications (including web applications). Having said that, it would also be helpful for them to understand how platforms like Docker work and relate to computing over the network.
21.A brief mention of the topic and its significance is fine-- an in-depth deconstruction of the topic is not necessary.
22.Justification: Our world has become absolutely dependent on our network infrastructure, and getting students thinking about applied security needs to happen as early as possible.

Suggestion: I would recommend leveraging the field of cybersecurity Capture The Flag (CTF) competitions in this field, as it makes security exciting for the kids (certainly works for my students). There are highschool-level CTFs, such as PicoCTF (https://picoctf.com/) that can be used for reference.
23.They should be worked into all teachers desktop so all students work could be accessed throughout the campus.
24.The next war will be cyber related.
25.Holy crap is this important. Teaching students about internet safety and how to network properly.
26.I believe students need to learn this information.
27.This concept is important for students who are interested in any type of engineering career. Also it is important because we spend so much time with technology these days.
28.Modern life requires virtually everybody to use the Internet, and all students should have a basic understanding of what the Internet is. Also, networking is a central part of computer science, so students taking a CS in high school should have some exposure, even if it isn't in their first course.
29.This is usually something that auto sets up or we can get free technical help for.
30.This is an appropriate standard as long as the standard is general enough to keep up with any changes in network communication and cybersecurity.
31.I believe that students will naturally develop these skills. We don't need to push these on them when we already have reading, writing and math standards that are much more important.
32.We already have these standards at the high school level in the CTE program.

But, all students need to understand how to setup a device on a network, what are the components of a network and basic network terminology.
33.I assume that later questions will introduce the idea of 'digital citizenship' (or an undated term for the concept of electronic / online ethics and courtesy.
34.This is their world, how they connect and where future jobs will come from.
35.Students need to know how to be safe on the internet. They need to understand basic social norms about privacy and security. This includes their own personal information and information regarding others. Lessons on cyberbullying would also be helpful. The students should also know how the internet works--how information is created, transferred and shared. Cybersecurity will become a primary job in the IT sector now and in the future.
36.A high level understanding of how computer networks and the internet function is important for a full understanding of how computing works today. Bringing in current events and topics that relate to the internet make computer science relevant to what students are seeing in the world right now.
37.the essential understanding is that computers are connected
38.cyber security
39.I would actually classify this as "somewhat important". Students should have a basic understanding of networks and the internet so that they have an appreciation and awareness for security measures and why they exist. Ugly details of IP addressing, ports, services, etc. should remain optional to whether or not the student is interested in those aspects of networks.
40.It's very important that students learn about data security and also security of their own personal information.
41.Refer to the College Board's and CTSA's networking standards for APCS Principles
42.These are important things and should be taught, but these will change. One area that is critical to both networking, cybersecurity, and computer science in general is critical thinking skills. Critical thinking skills are incredibly important to security and determining the who, what, where, when, how and why of that field.
43.This is going to be the most important standard for the Arizona population. As we move ever forward into the Information Age, the "network-of-things" is only going to keep expanding. Understanding how that network functions, who is responsible for setting standards, and how to protect yourself are almost as important as proper hygiene and physical exercises (P.E.).

I would actually slightly expand this section into Data as well. Many people are not aware of how much metadata their personal phones can accumulate on them from just pictures alone. Personal information and data control are major factors in cybersecurity. The vast majority of account breaches are derived from "phishing" attacks that use a small initial seed of personal information to then track down more. "Mothers Maiden Name" a security question many financial institutions used for a long time. Today that information can be pulled down without too much effort if I can know who you are, who your mother is (through Facebook) and who she was married to. That is just one small example.

The power of the Internet is rests in the ability to quickly cross-reference information and data sources. Both for positive and negative uses. So when you talk cybersecurity, you cannot ignore data/information security.

As a secondary consideration, I've found that when you explain why of something being slow or inaccessible, people tend to relax. Understanding why a device or program isn't connecting to content will help reduce everyone's stress level.

I would also like to see this standard take over some more of the "data storage" topic in exploring the difference between local storage and "cloud/network" storage. I personally distrust network storage that goes beyond the Local Area Network. WAN or Internet instability can sink productivity if your data is almost entirely "cloud" based. Cloud is fine for backups and long distance collaboration, but local network is always going to superior for immediate access and reliability.
44.Networks and the internet are only becoming more important to our economy, all professions, and our daily lives. This is especially true when considering the issue of security. The first step towards having a deeper societal understanding of cybersecurity is to have a deeper societal understanding of how networks and the internet function.
45.Although the network administration is important, cybersecurity and awareness of computer vulnerabilities is more important.
46.Although networks may be less crucial, understanding how the internet works and basic security issues is very important.
47.Developing standards help guide me as far as what needs to be accomplished from each student.
48.Depends how far into networking and communications you'd want to go in K-12
49.Kids won't be stuck in just learning nation wide material but they need to know what's going on internationally as well
50.Understanding the importance of extra security rules put in place, protecting your school/work/cloud/social accounts to prevent spreading cyber crime/virus to colleagues, work, school, classmates or family.
51.Students need to understand the laws and consequences of social media and how it may affect others and themselves.
52.Networks and the Internet; this would be a very important rule of thumb for the k-12 students. Example. Student 1, 2 and 3 maintain their computer's hardware from malware/viruses by having cognitive recognition of what and what not to do on a computer.. as well as how the network can be affected by visiting certain sites on the web.
53.The consumption and distribution of information via the internet is nearly ubiquitous and will only increasingly become more true in the future. Understanding the workings of networks can appropriately arm the students with the background they will need to make quality decisions.
54.Structure needs to be taught
55.Internet knowledge and the understanding of its depth and how it reaches all areas of the world is an important topic that students need to be aware of.
56.At a basic user level for primary and intermediate grades.
57.It is important to understand where and how you should be secure online to protect identies
58.Understanding of Cyber Security is essential in today's connected environment. This includes concepts of physical, programmatic, and behavioral approaches to curating and maintaining personal digital profile, and information sharing in a digital world. This also should cover the tracing and forensics of digital fingerprints left behind in a web search, multiplayer gaming, app usage, understanding access rights granted when approving an "app" or downloading "free" or paid material or access (incl, camera, microphone, cookie placement, etc.)
59.CDNs are the only world wide system that is not regulated by any form of government. The way in which it was established, grew, and is currently working is essential to understanding the way the internet works physically - through fiber cables and satellites.
60.Networks and security needs and concerns have moved out of the IT area of business to become concerns for all businesses. The proliferation of Internet connected devices is moving these concerns to the home as well.
61.Again it needs to be relevant to industry standards
62.Cybersecurity is paramount.
63.What role will this have in regards to the Arizona State Technology standards that many of us are already teaching?
64.Especially standards on Cyber Security
65.same as above
66.This is very important, especially the cybersecurity.
67.Networking and cybersecurity really needs to be taught using hands-on applications. There are a variety of tools that can be used to help students understand how networking is paramount to their devices being able to work. Students also need to learn the skills to make sure their devices are secure and what settings they should use. CyberPatriot is a perfect example of the skills students are learning that fit into these standards.
68.Some students will never be more into computers than turning on a phone and connecting to the phone's network.
69.Again, keep standards for K - 8 very basic. Focus on the safety of internet searches, reliable sources, etc.
70.Internet etiquette is a knowledge that students need to be aware of. They need to understand not only the positives about the network and internet technology but also the pitfall that can happen (ie cyber bullying, pornography, non intentional personal information being given to a stranger).
71.I'm not sure how "important" this is in terms of a standard and a teacher complying etc. I think there are aspects of this that are just in tune with kids and don't need to be taught per say.
72.Cybersecurity and privacy need to be taught in conjunction with computer science not an afterthought.
73.Students need to know how to use the internet safely and respectfully. The teaching of digital citizenship and copyright usage are essential components of teaching students to be good citizens.
74.Safety and determine reliable sources
75.Besides the high number of jobs in cybersecurity, all citizens should understand the basics of networks, the internet, and the importance and basics of cybersecurity.
76.cyberbullying what it is, looks like, how to avoid it
responsible use of internet, possible addictions, etc.
77.As with all computer science courses, the issue is and will always be related to the software being used. Should a student be held responsible for information pertaining to the Chrome Browser specifically? Internet Explorer? Safari? Firefox?
78.ALL kids are on some sort of social media. I could spend an entire year on what to post and what not to post on them.
79.Internet safety / Digital Citizenship is a major concern for all K-12 students.
80.Social Media, Social Communication
81.Once again, the CompTIA Network+ and Security+ material would meet this requirement admirably and provide students with the opportunity of gaining an industry standard certification that can get them a decent paying job right out of high school
82.should inlcude cyber safety and security - and self-diagnosis protocols.
83.We see almost daily the importance of cybersecurity and the effects of hacking. Students need to develop a strong understanding of being safe and secure in the online world, and to learn not to be those who work to destroy that safety and security.
84.[No Answer Entered]
85.Networks and the Internet are the platform that our students use when they utilize technology, Standards that are specific to learning the specifics of Networks and the Internet would be helpful when designing curriculum maps and lesson plans for various grade levels.
86.K-6 already has a lot on their plates, so this should not add to the already full days of standards taught my teachers that already struggle to have time for other subjects.
87.The legal aspects regarding the Internet should be included. The security issues regarding Networks should also be included.
88.I believe this is important for all students.
89.This should be done only at the High School Level
90.It is important that students understand the difference between the terms and how they operate.
91.I am actually neutral on this. I don't think students need to know how the internet works in order to use it as a resource. Just like they don't need to know how a car works in order to drive it.
92.With every device connected to the internet or networks, cybersecurity is important and vital.
93.This is a basis to help support computer users. If you understand all of the above you will know what to do in any situation.
94.Cybersecurity poses a huge threat in today's day and age. Students need to be able to tell if they are on a fake website, if the information on the website is reliable, and if they are being scammed via email.
95.You have to be careful about being over specific as the changing technology and so many different paths students can take. Some are not interested in hardware but want to be software oriented and vica versa both are different careers in CS so that needs to be thought about when creating standards
96.I feel cybersecurity and safe use on computers for students and adults is very important. Computer hacking and the ingenuity of identity theft, etc. is becoming more and more prevalent today and needs to be addressed.
97.This is a lower priority than many other areas.
98.Networking I think will hold about the same level of interest as the Computing Systems, so my comments from question 7 apply to the Networking portion of this standard. However, you have security in this category, which I think is critical, now and will continue to be for decades to come, hence Very Important that this standard be developed.
99.In this tech age we live in, it is paramount that our children understand the relevance of cybersecurity especially.
100.Safe internet browsing needs to be taught.
101.Safety and security are very important. The population I teach do not seem to have parental controls utilized much at home, based upon student conversations in the classroom. The district is great at blocking inappropriate content, but students need to be taught what to do at home.
102.Navigating the internet can be tricky. How to find the correct information and what to search can be taught. How to use cloud based servises is also a great thing to teach.
103.Learning about how the internet works at a fundamental level is a good thing to learn. However, for the majority of students this is not necessary for a curriculum standard. Only for students who may be pursuing computer science as a career.
104.This should include the parts inside technology as well
105.Students need to know how to be safe on the internet.
106.Networking is an important skill but is very specialized, students would be better served choosing that type of field later in their academic career. Internet safety and appropriate use is the extent in which those standards should be taught.
107.project based learning
108.This applies to higher grades.
109.6th - 12th grade
110.Cybersecurity should be mandatory at vatying levels. Understanding of networks and so forth, from gr. U upwards.
111.This is the foundation that connects everything together.
112.With most activity switching to cloud and distributed computing, I think this is extremely important. Cybersecurity is a vital area for governments and businesses. There will be rapid growth here.
113.Understand the importance and value of information and sucuring access to and management of that information.
114.Being able to communicate from device to device is necessary in home and in business. If internet isn't working, or a network isn't connecting, students should know at least where the different places they should go to in order to troubleshoot the problems.
115.Network communications and machine to machine (M2M) are fundamental to all computing. Security is equally vital
116.Again, the foundational skills are necessary for this task.
117.Standardized network and internet will help teach them networking and internet and solve problem.
Total Respondents  117